Shark in the Red Sea: Attack and Kill Two Tourists in Egypt

Two women were attacked and killed by a shark in the Egyptian Red Sea. This was announced by the local environment ministry, saying the attacks took place this week.

“Two women were attacked by a shark while swimming and died” in the Sahl Hasheesh area south of Hurghada, the ministry wrote on Facebook. And the Austrian news agency APA reported that one of the victims was a 68-year-old from the Tyrol region and was on vacation in Egypt. It is located around Elizabeth SawyerAn Austrian, he has a passion for Egypt and is active in politics in the Green Party of the small town of Kramsach. The authorities did not confirm the identity of the second victim, but according to British newspapers, she is a tourist of Romanian origin.

The incident was filmed by attendees, and Sawyer is heard saying “I dive in the water for a while”, right after the panic and desperation of the tourist trying to get back on the boat while the sea water is stained with blood. In vain attempts by those present to distract the shark.


Sharks, close encounter avoidance techniques

by Simone Cosimi

The Red Sea is a popular tourist destination, where sharks are common but they rarely attack people who swim within the permitted limits. In 2018, a Czech tourist was killed off the Red Sea shore. A German tourist was subjected to a similar attack in 2015. In 2010, near the coast of Sharm el-Sheikh, another attack by a shark killed a German and injured four other tourists.

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